Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity - Security remains biggest consumer concern when filing taxes online

    Expert offers tips on protecting personal data

    TORONTO, March 29 /CNW/ - Last year, six million Canadians filed their
personal income taxes electronically - more than half of all personal income
taxes completed in Canada. But without the proper data encryption tools in
place, sending personal data over the Internet can expose a person to identity
theft, phishing scams and other illegal activities.
    With the April 30 tax filing deadline fast approaching, all online tax
filers need to ensure that they are continuously protecting their confidential
information from unwanted eyes.
    Canadians who file their taxes online must ensure that their tax software
uses industry-standard data encryption and their computer is safeguarded from
Internet threats using the latest security software.

    Who:   Lynn Hargrove, director of consumer products, Symantec Canada
           Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help
           individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability and
           integrity of their information.

    What:  Expert advice on:
           -  Security challenges facing online tax filers
           -  Tips and advice on how to secure personal computers
           -  New anti-phishing tools available to protect confidential data
              at tax time

    When:  Interviews available anytime - call to arrange

For further information:

For further information: Christine Leonard, MAVERICK, (416) 640-5525,
Ext.236,; Nini Krishnappa, Symantec Canada, (647)

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